Teachers TV: Primary History lesson ideas

Teachers demonstrate and discuss their most inspirational lessons in this collection of videos for Primary History.

Teachers TV: Primary History lesson ideas

Teachers demonstrate and discuss their most inspirational lessons in this collection of videos for Primary History.(Ages 7-11).

Covering a variety of History topics, they give tips and advice for delivering the lessons yourself.

Primary History - Vicious vikings

Three great lesson Ideas to help children identify and understand what life was really like for people in Viking times, and to use research skills to consider the authenticity of Viking objects.

Primary History - Enquiry skills

Teachers offer great lesson ideas to develop children's enquiry skills. Children are encouraged to think about generating their own questions, assess the best sources and how to start good research.

Primary History - Artefacts

Three great lesson ideas for looking at artefacts with your class. Why not use a lost suitcase to raise questions, or try a classroom museum or an archaeological dig?

History - Theatre boxes

A Key Stage 2 teacher uses theatre boxes at the end of a history topic as a fun way for pupils to present and share their different research in this lesson idea.

Learning outside the classroom: Primary History

Watch three trips to the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, The National Archives and Blists Hill Victorian Town and be inspired to take your primary historians out of class for a study day.

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